[iCloud] RECURRENCE-ID for exceptions of recurring all-day events are DATE-TIMEs instead of DATEs


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    For reference and transparency: We have created this report on Apple Bug Reporter on 6 Aug 2015 here: https://bugreport.apple.com/web/?problemID=22169036


    Summary:
    RECURRENCE-ID for exceptions of recurring all-day events should be of type VALUE=DATE, but they have VALUE=DATE-TIME.

    Steps to Reproduce:

    1. Create a recurring all-day event (for instance, daily for 10 days).
    2. Create an exception on a particular date, for instance change the title (SUMMARY)

    Expected Results:

    # master event:
    DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20150804
    
    # exception:
    RECURRENCE-ID;VALUE=DATE:20150805
    

    Actual Results:

    # master event:
    DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20150804
    
    # exception:
    RECURRENCE-ID:20150805T000000
    

    As you can see, the RECURRENCE-ID is for VALUE=DATE-TIME, while the original event is of type VALUE=DATE.

    This causes some clients to ignore the exception and/or add an additional event instead of using this event as an exception.

    Notes:
    http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5545#section-3.8.4.4
    If the value of the "DTSTART" property is a DATE type value, then the value MUST be the calendar date for the recurrence instance.

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